Hongcheng Office Building Interior

Design: Peter Ruge Architekten

Commissioned by the buildings owner, the brief called for a unified interior de-sign throughout the common areas that included an upgrading of the main lobby, foyers, corridors and amenities. The 3 story high entrance hall spans approxi-mately 450 square meters to form the central reception, waiting and information area of the overall complex.

Diar il-Bniet Malta Restaurant: Maltese Agritourism

Design: Archi+ Studio + Steve’s and Co

A pioneering new project in Dingli, Diar il-Bniet, the first agritourism experience of its kind in Malta has been launched. Centred around a Café, Restaurant and Grocery, Diar il-Bniet will provide an exciting platform for Malta’s finest produce to be sold straight from the Farm, in an environment that celebrates the family tradition that encompasses farming in Malta.

CupOne Cafe – Wangjing Building, Beijing

Design: LATITUDE Architects. Coffee shops, restaurants, libraries and the likes became indubitable extensions of our own place. In this particular occasion, the architects have been commissioned to explore the possibilities of combining the functions of a standard coffee shop settlement with the idea of public visual art.

The space is organized with two floors. The first floor has been opened up by erasing all its façade and, therefore, becoming an extension of the public space.

Olympic Museum Lausanne – Switzerland

Design: Mather & Co. The new International Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland has opened. The museum has three floors of permanent exhibition galleries. Mather & Co developed the narrative and themes and 3D designs of all the museum spaces. The building is the largest centre dedicated to telling the story of the Olympic Movement.

PACATA London Restaurant Covent Garden

Architects: May Noradee Properties + Designs. A full interior architectural refurbishment of the basement and ground floor of a Grade II Listed building within the Conservation Area of the prestigious Covent Garden Market Square. The interior design result from an evolving design brief and collaborative effort between May Noradee Properties + Designs and Pacata’s brand designer based in Japan.

King’s Court and Carriage Hall London

Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). King’s Court and Carriage Hall scheme for Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco) has achieved planning consent from Westminster City Council. The proposed development, in the heart of the Covent Garden district, includes a new pedestrian passageway connecting Long Acre and King Street, a new public courtyard, and new retail, restaurant and residential space.

Connoisseur Gallery, Shanghai

Connoisseur Gallery in Shanghai design by Studio Twist, Architects, to be an exhibition space for a wide range of art objects representing the epitome of luxury catering to the tastes of a nouveau riche clientele. These may be figurative sculptures that are intricately made, or furniture upholstered with exotic leathers, or ornately embellished jewellery.

Book Mountain Spijkenisse – MVRDV

Book Mountain: Biography of a Building

A captivating tale of creating a building with a mission

This publication is the second part in a new experimental series of books by MVRDV describing in a sizeable text the complex process of realising a building. Written in an accessible style by independent author Nicoline Baartman, the story follows the building, its context and the various protagonists: from the nimbi’s to the new-town whisperer, the good moments and the many difficulties.

Roominaroom London, Limehouse Flat Interior

Roominaroom – a highly sculptural refurbishment of a Limehouse (London) flat – all done with a CNC-carved kit of timber parts. It has recently won a UK Wood Award in the Small Project category. The judges praised its “beautiful curves and delicate stairs” and called it a remarkable, ingenious jewel.

Indeed, this is an excellent, creative piece of work, using the warmth and suppleness of wood to make a delightful interior.

Poczekalnia Club & Restaurant in Poland

“Poczekalnia” (which in Polish means “Waiting Room”) is a restaurant inspired by the prison. Not only the interior but also the name of the restaurant itself is a kind of metaphor, because the prison itself can be euphemistically described as a kind of waiting room

The entire interior was done in white and black pop-art colours, with the addition of orange fabric – as a characteristic element of clothing of convicts in prison.

Natural Resources Defence Council Office Chicago

Studio Gang Architects announces the completion of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s new Midwest Office, a project that raises the bar for sustainable spaces in Chicago and across the nation. In addition to its LEED Platinum rating, the new NRDC office is the first project of its kind to meet the Living Building Challenge, a rigorous certification program that exceeds the environmental standards of the LEED system.

Brunner Clerkenwell London Showroom

Luxury furniture showroom breathes new life into historic Clerkenwell warehouse. International high-end furniture company Brunner has opened its new London headquarters to the public. Designed by McDowell+Benedetti, the showroom and offices occupy a large 3-storey Victorian warehouse space on Rosebery Avenue, near Exmouth Market in Clerkenwell.

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